Restockers will have the opportunity to source larger numbers of quality breeding females at the genuine herd dispersal of Mt Hope and Beverley Downs in central NSW next month.
The Hereford herd is based on Ironbark, Yavenvale and Talbalba genetics, and will be offered on AuctionsPlus on Friday, December 2.
The draft comprises 502 cows, aged from 2007-6 to 2014 drop, with July/August/September drop calves and rejoined again to Hereford bulls.
There are 26 females pregnancy-tested-in-calf six to eight months, and nine PTIC two to three months.
A draft of 181 unjoined 2015-drop heifers plus 20 joining sires, aged from 2010 to 2013 drop, completes the offering.
The herd dispersal is the result of the sale of the Mt Hope and Beverley aggregation at Coolah, owned by Mrs Barbara Welsh and her late husband Michael.
The Welsh family have had a long association with the breed, with Michael establishing the J & B Hereford stud in 1980 from his share of the family’s Stannum Hereford stud.
Selling agent John Rodd, Ian Morgan Livestock, Quirindi, said the herd also featured genetics from the Holden Hereford Ranch in the USA.
“The J & B stud produced top quality herd sires and the females made up the foundation of the present day Mt Hope herd,’’ Mr Rodd said.
He said the joining sires were depastured on August 1 and would remain with each mob until delivery.
“The joining sires are available to the successful purchasers to continue the same joining with each mob.
“The cattle came through a dry autumn but are presenting in fat condition, with the majority of cows weighing 600-800kg, and they have future top potential weaners at foot.
“They are good barrelled cows with carcase and produce calves that will grow.
“They have the doability in the tough times, plenty of milk and growth. The calves are good for the MSA grids.
“The cattle were one of Michael’s favourite loves and he dedicated his life to them.’’
Mr Rodd said the Mt Hope and Beverley yearling, trade and feeder steers were always keenly sought in the market place.
He said the dispersal presented the ideal opportunity for restockers seeking quality station cattle.
Pre-sale inspections can be made by contacting John Rodd on 0428 668 663 or John Collier on 0428 667 796.